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LinkedIn begins rolling out Facebook-like mentions feature

LinkedIn begins rolling out Facebook-like mentions feature

LinkedIn is now rolling out a new feature very similar to a feature already offered by Facebook. When you begin typing out a person's name or a company's name in your status update, a drop-down menu will pop up that will allow you to "mention" the person or company you're discussing. The other party will be notified about your mention in real-time, providing much more engaging conversations.

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GPS bracelet uses social media to protect Civil Rights Activists

GPS bracelet uses social media to protect Civil Rights Activists

The Civil Rights Defenders have issued their first batch of GPS bracelets that will alert the CRDs' headquarters, other nearby activists, and the entirety of the CRDs' social media following if the bracelet's owner is ever kidnapped. The first 5 bracelets were issued from April 2nd through April 5th during the Civil Rights Defenders' conference, Defenders' Days. The CRD plans on issuing 55 of these bracelets over the next year and a half.

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Facebook Home run-down: everything you need to know

Facebook Home run-down: everything you need to know

Facebook announced and showed off its new Facebook Home start screen/home screen feature for Android devices today, and there was a lot of new stuff that the social network went over, including features like Chat Heads, Cover Feed, and of course, the new HTC First smartphone built specifically for Facebook junkies. However, here's everything you need to know about today's announcements.

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Facebook Home available April 12th, updates each month

Facebook Home available April 12th, updates each month

Facebook just announced Facebook Home, an all-new start screen/home screen of sorts for Android devices. The company took some time to demo the new software, and show us all the cool goodies, but what people really want to know is when Android users will be able to grab Facebook Home and use it for themselves.

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Facebook gets approval to build a low-key second campus

Facebook gets approval to build a low-key second campus

Facebook has just received the "go-ahead" to build a second campus in Menlo Park. Menlo Park's city council, minus one member, voted 4-0 to allow Facebook to build its second campus. The new campus will be a 433,555 square foot building located on the other side of Facebook's headquarters. It will be located on 312 and 313 Constitution Drive, just west of Bayfront Expressway.

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Facebook implements conversation threads into Pages

Facebook implements conversation threads into Pages

Facebook has just announced another great new feature that should make commenting and replying on your favorite Facebook Pages easier. The new feature creates comment threads under Facebook posts (similar to the comment threads you see here on SlashGear), so you no longer have to include the @ symbol when you're replying to only one person. Everything is much more organized and clean.

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Twitter celebrates 7th birthday with over 200 million users

Twitter celebrates 7th birthday with over 200 million users

Twitter is celebrating its 7th birthday today. After officially launching on March 21, 2006, Twitter has gained over 200 million users and averages around 400 million tweets per day. Since the first-ever tweet was sent out by co-founder Jack Dorsey, the micro-blogging social media platform has come a long way in seven years.

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Facebook data shows NCAA tournament fan statistics in the US

Facebook data shows NCAA tournament fan statistics in the US

Remember last month when we showed you Facebook data of NFL fans across the US? It's back again, only this time it's all about the NCAA men's basketball tournament that just started yesterday. The data is from over 1 million Facebook users who have "liked" a fan page of one of the 68 teams in the tournament.

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Pinterest rolling out revamped design

Pinterest rolling out revamped design

Pinterest will be rolling out a newly revamped design to all of its users starting today. The new design was well received by a small sample group that had tested it back in January. The new design will help improve user experience by making things more "simpler and cleaner". Now users will be able to browse through pins, plan their fantasy weddings, design their fantasy homes, and crave their fantasy meals much more quickly and easily.

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Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey wants to run for NYC mayor

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey wants to run for NYC mayor

Twitter was launched in 2006 by a group of guys, one of which is Jack Dorsey, who is currently executive chairman of the social network, as well as the CEO of Square, a new mobile payment company that launched in 2010. However, Dorsey's next adventure is to one day become the mayor of New York City, a city with over 9 million residents.

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Twitter to launch standalone music app

Twitter to launch standalone music app

Twitter is apparently looking to bring some music into its service. The company is getting ready to use We Are Hunted, a music discovery service it had acquired 6 months ago, to help build itself a standalone music app. The app will give personalized music recommendations to users based on the musical artists the user follows, and the musical artists the user's followers follow. The service, while less personalized, will still be usable for those without a Twitter account.

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Facebook introduces cleaner look to Timeline

Facebook introduces cleaner look to Timeline

Facebook may have finally ignored the Timeline at the company's most recent press event when they unveiled the new News Feed that'll be coming shortly, but that doesn't mean they're not making changes. Facebook has introduced a cleaner look to Timeline, and they'll be slowly rolling out the new design over the coming weeks.

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